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#1
06-24-2012
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How good is 161 true questions in NBME

Hey guys
yesterday i did Form 11 NBME offline and got 161 true questions.
i'm planning to do Form 13 in a few days.
i'm aiming for 240s or more.
my exam is 15 days away..

#2
06-24-2012
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Hi there is a formula 1.4 X your right questions = score
Its very hard to estimate your actual score when you do the exam offline, thats the reason people do it online. also every NBME has different correlation for example if you get 30 questions wrong in form 13 it will equal ~ 245 and 20 questions wrong on nbme 12 equal ~ 245. So as you see no one can give you a good answer, do at least one nbme online to get a good estimate.

Another problem is that the formula that i wrote is mainly accurate when dealing with average scores ~220 , when you want to get high score like 240 the formula is very not accurate.

I think though that 40 question wrong on NBME is about average ~225, and 240 is about 30 questions wrong, you should do 1 online as soon as possible NBME and if you get lower estimate then what you think maybe you should consider postponing.
#3
06-24-2012
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i got 173 right in nbme 11 and my score was 238.....my friend had got around 160 right and he had 219 i think

#4
06-24-2012
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Multiple your correct by 1.38....not always reliable though

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